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Health Tip: Give Your Dog Safe Treats

-- Fido can become quite sick from unsafe treats, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Your dog may have a bone to pick with you if a bad treat leads to stomach or bowel obstruction, choking, mouth wounds, vomiting, diarrhea or internal bleeding, the FDA says. In some cases, a bad treat can lead to death.

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Health Tip: If You Get the Flu While Pregnant

-- The flu may be dangerous enough, but it's even more of a threat for women who are pregnant.

All women should get the annual flu vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises.

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Health Tip: Recognize Warning Signs of Hypothermia

-- Hypothermia -- abnormally low body temperature -- is an ever-present danger during winter. It occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can be produced.

The U.S. National Weather Service says warning signs of the dangerous condition include:

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Health Tip: Prevent Food Contamination

-- Storing edibles in the refrigerator may help prevent food poisoning, but it doesn't eliminate the possibility.

Foodsafety.gov suggests how to keep refrigerated foods safe:

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